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#141296 - 04/05/05 03:04 PM Re: Silence and Solitude
I would 'repeat' this experience in well-armed company, if it were in such hazardous territory. But that would not, strictly speaking, repeat the experience. I find myself about as willing to do so as to repeat my four flying lessons. My instructor was a one-armed World War II veteran, name of Glen Black who was an Orthodox Presbyterian minister. I suppose this last fact was an advantage, because he was professionally qualified to pray in a real pinch!
Topologically speaking I usually prefer the outside of the outside of the doors, which you may refer to as the indoors. Despite this self-avowed timorousness, I once took a test called the 'gusto index.' It rated one's life experience as to its daunting and risky characteristics. I came out almost at the extreme of the profile of a risk-taker.
I was a bit surprised at this because of my self-estimate as a cautious person until I considered the incidents of holding up the flag with the Star of David on it in the face of a mob of raging Muslims, running for office, exploring a tunnel on a North Korean infiltration route, being a trans-Atlantic wetback, my entrepreneurial efforts to name the most dramatic.
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#141297 - 05/05/05 12:41 AM Re:unknown state
To many of us, with or without other hearing problems, silence is unknown because of tinnitus, or 'ringing' in the ears. For years I thought I really was hearing insects chirping, then realized I heard them on commercial aircraft and with my ears covered in totally interior rooms. Guess I'd be lonely without my 'crickets'!
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